Metamorphic Mokume Class - June 25-26
June 25-26, 2022 - Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm Pacific Time
Tuition $295 + $70 -$130 kit fee (+tax & shipping - sold separately)
Take your mokume gane patterning to a whole new level - beyond stamping, twisting and chiseling. At a fundamental level, mokume gane patterning is analogous to the geologic processes of uplift, metamorphosis, and erosion. In this newly expanded class, Anne reveals unexpected ways to pattern which she has discovered over the years. With hammers, stamps and other tools we will metamorphosize the blank mokume gane sheet; the patterns will begin to appear as our files erode away the disturbed layers. The focus will be on creating uniquely patterned mokume sheet that can be used later to make jewelry, box lids, and more. Best for students who have taken at least one mokume gane class, or well-equipped and motivated beginners.
This online class is designed to work just like an in-person workshop, with demos, interactive presentations, and time to practice skills. We’ll be teaching via Zoom and you’re encouraged to work and ask questions along the way. We’ll finish each day with a group wrap up session. On the last day we’ll have our traditional raffle too! For the best experience, this class is limited to 15 students.
Equipment you will need: Rough files, jeweler’s hand files, small cross-pein hammer, torch for annealing, sturdy forging surface, planishing hammer, wooden dapping block or sandbag, large inexpensive ball pein hammer. Optional: rolling mill, pattern plates or other rolling mill textures, stamp tools.
Pre-requisite: Intermediate or ambitious beginners - prior mokume experience not necessary but experience annealing, forging, filing and using rolling mill is helpful.
Basic Materials Kit: 2 pieces of copper/brass mokume gane, steel stamping and forming tools, sanding discs and mandrel, sandpaper and wax. $70.
Deluxe Materials Kit: Includes all above, plus a piece of silver/copper mokume and sample size of Baldwin’s patina. $130.
Important: After buying the class, be sure to come back and purchase your kit no later than 2 weeks before class time (domestic), or 3 weeks (international).